Shirley Jahad Reporter and Host, Weekend Edition
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Shirley Jahad serves as reporter, weekend anchor and host at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio.
An award winning journalist, radio correspondent and news anchor, her work as an anchor and reporter has been honored by the LA Press Club and the Associated Press among other outlets.
Jahad is also a recognized documentary producer, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the National Associated Press Award and others for her work. She traveled to Iran, her parents’ home country, to produce the award-winning documentary, "Dreaming in Farsi." Most recently Shirley has been named a fellow by the International Center for Journalists.
She has also written television documentary stories, including one for the History Channel on the life of Fidel Castro.
Before coming to Los Angeles, Jahad spent many years as a journalist in Chicago. She worked at WBEZ-FM, Chicago Public Radio as a correspondent, anchor, documentary producer, and news executive. She also worked at WTTW, Chicago Public Television as a regular correspondent for the acclaimed program, "Chicago Tonight."
Jahad graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
In her spare time, she dabbles in tap dancing, jewelry making and karate kicking.
Stories by Shirley Jahad
Construction for the Metro's Expo Line extension to Santa Monica rolls along with re-striping as crews prepare to build a second rail bridge over National Blvd.
A couple of action movies battled for the box office top spot this weekend, as the second-highest grossing film of the year dropped to number six.
The U.S. and China want to pave different roads to democracy and economic development in Africa — one through governance and the other through construction.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour cruises to its new home at the California Science Center soon and on Wednesday officials at the museum outlined the landing plan.
Not to be outdone by something as low-tech as LACMA's big rock, this space shuttle's final frontier will be a road trip across Los Angeles.
A $650,000 study from Caltrans recommends dropping to a 45-mph speed limit on the curvy 8-mile stretch of road.
An 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person in the state this year to die from the disease, infamously carried by infected mosquitoes.
A judge is allowing criminal charges to go forward against a UCLA professor in the 2008 accidental death of a 23-year-old lab technician.
Missing only one target, Olympic gold medalist Kimberly Rhode broke an Olympic record and earned a standing ovation.
If you're heading from Long Beach into Orange County, you may have to reconsider your route starting Monday at 10 p.m. Is this a Long Beach/Seal Beach Carmageddon?
A new ferry-boat terminal is opening for travelers heading to Catalina Island, after the expansion of China Shipping forced the ferry from its original location.
The Los Angeles River opens this week to seasonal recreation and paddlers will be able to kayak along a small stretch of the waterway.
The first dispatch from Shirley Jahad's trip to East Africa, where she's exploring the push by China and others for uranium, oil, rare earth metals and more in the region.
The game is bringing the hunger for SoCal's rare earth metals into pop culture.
Without them you wouldn’t have a smartphone. What are they and how is SoCal a key player in the U.S. rare earth industry?